How has the Great Recession treated you?
Personally, I was out of work for over two years. I just got a job this week.
My business income is down 60%. No, not "to 60%", actually down by 60%.
That we still survive shows how much money we used to waste, though of course we have given up things we would have preferred to retain. Still, having some money coming in is a big improvement over having none and being old enough to start drawing some Social Security has helped too.
I've been on a Leave of Absence, while actually able to return to work after completing my coursework since July. Still waiting to be placed on a project and meanwhile perfecting my Master Thesis and writing here on hubpages
by Jack Lee 11 months ago
The question is, is this a good sign or bad?How many people are on food stamps? What percent of our population depends on it?Under Obama, he was called the foodstamp president for a reason. The roll of food stamps increased dramatically under his tenure. Now, in 2017, the number has dropped by over...
by Lawretta Ikenga 9 years ago
How long do you think this would last.I Can't take it any more. It is invading my job. it is turning the country up, side and down.
by safiq ali patel 5 years ago
We have been in the grips of a recession in most of the worlds countries since 2008. Through 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 we have remained in recession. I forecast that we will not be completely out of Recession until 2017. In your opinion when will the recession end. ?
by aka-dj 9 years ago
Due to the economic woes we are in, many people seem to have stopped (or at least cut back) spending. Are you one of them?The worst thing about all this is that it becomes a self fulfilling prohecy. We are told that we are in a financial crisis - people stop spending - affecting cashflow within the...
by erickazoso 8 years ago
I'm curious what others think, in my opinion, the current recession we're in is simply the fault of the people that wanted a house and either couldn't afford their loans or didn't educate themselves properly on the loan they were getting into.
by Ladyfoxx321 7 years ago
With the unemployment statistics in the double digits, the housing market at an astonishing low and businesses failing, how have you changed your spending habits or has the recession affected you? Other than Hubpages, what have you done to supplement your income? What strategies for...
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